What is a "modelling" effects pedal? – Question of the Day

Modelling effects and amps simulate the tonal characteristics that various amps and hardware impart to a guitar signal. Some will accurately reproduce vintage, out-of-production or temperamental effects without the massive expense of sourcing the originals; other modellers will tone-shape a signal to sound like it’s going through a particular type of amplifier, speaker cabinet and microphone without the hassle or cost of the equipment it is emulating.

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